Diary


Plans Change

Plans Change


Posted By on Oct 3, 2014

Well, we finally left Wisconsin near the end of August. It took us much longer to actually leave than we anticipated because Our daughter broke her arm. The brakes on the bus caught on fire. We took our van in for a simple alignment and found a host of problems that resulted in getting the entire rear end replaced. Anne’s computer broke — again, but this time for good. It felt like everything was going wrong and yet...

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Preparing to Leave Wisconsin

Preparing to Leave Wisconsin


Posted By on Jul 21, 2014

I only have a few minutes to write a blog post, so I’ll keep it short and sweet — and then I’ll add pictures, because I know that’s what you really want anyway. 😉 The past few weeks have been very, very busy, much busier that we ever dreamed they would be. I think we imagined that we would stay for a month or two at the Flanders’ farm, get our bus done, then be on our way to the next place. That just...

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There is a Fly in My Coffee!

There is a Fly in My Coffee!


Posted By on Jul 4, 2014

I love coffee. Many of you may already know this. I think of making coffee as an art form. I am endlessly in pursuit of the perfect cup of coffee. I drink it pretty much every day. Usually I have 2-3 cups of the delicious elixir but sometimes more depending on the circumstances. Could this have been the drink of choice for Adam and Eve? I know, some of you would probably disagree…but you’re all wrong!  Any of you who have gone...

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Ways to Make Tent Living Easier

Ways to Make Tent Living Easier


Posted By on Jun 24, 2014

In many ways, the last couple weeks were really difficult, with bad weather, injuries, and a bunch of trips to town for things we needed. That can really slow down the bus construction! However, we learned a lot, and I’m sure that will help us down the road. I thought I would share some of our lessons, in case someone else who is planning to live in a tent full-time might be helped. Critters Camping means you’re living...

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Diary – Second Week

Diary – Second Week


Posted By on Jun 9, 2014

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 We had several goals for today. First, both Kraig and Anne needed to get some important work done online. We started to work in our tent, but around noon, the hotspot just quit working. We fiddled with it for awhile, but we still couldn’t get it to work. We decided to just eat some lunch and head into town to get it checked at Radio Shack. We asked the boys to start unloading the rest of our stuff from...

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Diary – Our First Week

Diary – Our First Week


Posted By on Jun 3, 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Today is “Moving Day,” when we load our stuff onto the bus and drive it out to the farm where we’re going to be staying while we renovate the bus. The farm is about 11 miles from our house, so it’s not far to go. The Flanders family kindly allowed us to set up our tents and park our bus next to their horse barn where there is running water and electricity. Mr. and Mrs. Hagan were amazing...

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